Body sway and locomotion are differentially modulated in high (highs) and low (lows) hypnotizable subjects undergoing alteration of visual and neck/leg proprioceptive inputs. The study's aim was to investigate whether partial impairment of vestibular information due to backward head extension affects postural (Study 1) and locomotor behavior (Study 2) differentially in highs and lows. Results showed that, at variance with the visual and proprioceptive modalities, vestibular inactivation did not induce major differences between the 2 groups, with the exception of improvement in walking straight across consecutive trials, which was observed only in highs. The article presents an overview of the structures and mechanisms possibly involved in the observed hypnotizability-related differences in motor control and suggests that hypnotic susceptibility might be a relevant factor in neuro-rehabilitative treatments because it accounts for part of the variability in the sensorimotor self.
|Autori:||MENZOCCHI M; PAOLETTI G; CARLI G; SCATTINA E; MANZONI D; SANTARCANGELO EL|
|Titolo:||Hypnotizability- related effects of vestibular impairment on posture and locomotion|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|